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  • Mass marks beginning of synodal process in archdiocese

    BOSTON -- As the global Church began its new liturgical year, a Mass celebrating the initiation of the "synodal way" took place at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on Nov. 27, marking the official opening of the synodal year on the diocesan level.

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  • Cardinal, metropolitan express desire for unity on feast of St. Andrew

    BOSTON -- Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley's long tradition of visiting Boston's Greek Orthodox Metropolis for their patronal feast day took on an even greater significance this year, as the cardinal was invited to attend the feast day liturgy at the Greek Orthodox of the Annunciation and address the assembled clergy of the Metropolis of Boston.

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  • Parishes urged to be on the lookout for email scams

    BRAINTREE -- Last June, many people on the contact list of St. Stephen Parish in Framingham received emails claiming to come from the parish, asking the recipient to purchase a Google Play gift card as a present for someone and promising to pay them back.

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    Thursday evening, I took part in a Zoom panel discussion on the life of Msgr. Lorenzo Albacete and presenting a new book of his works called "The Relevance of the Stars." This is a posthumous work edited by Lisa Lickona and Gregory Wolfe.

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  • Grant to help Catholic Charities expand outreach

    DORCHESTER -- As volunteers gathered to help bundle Thanksgiving meals for those in need, Catholic Charities of Boston announced Nov. 19 it has received a significant grant that will enable the agency to expand its outreach.

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  • Discussion highlights legacy of Msgr. Lorenzo Albacete

    CHICAGO -- A virtual panel discussion took place on Nov. 18 promoting a new book, "The Relevance of the Stars: Christ, Culture, and Destiny," a collection of essays and talks by the late physicist and theologian Msgr. Lorenzo Albacete, who was one of the leaders of Communion and Liberation in the U.S.

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    On Saturday morning, we held our 13th annual Archdiocesan Social Justice Convocation, which was held in a virtual format once again this year. We began our gathering with a video Mass, which I celebrated at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross along with Father Phong Pham and a group of his parishioners from Blessed Andrew Phu-Yen Parish.

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  • Social Justice Convocation explores message of Pope Francis

    BRAINTREE -- Taking place almost two years into a global pandemic, the archdiocese's 13th annual Social Justice Convocation was held in a virtual format on Nov. 13 with an emphasis on identifying "signs of the times" and discerning how the Church should respond to them.

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  • Marian conference brings pilgrimage experience closer to home

    QUINCY -- According to its organizers, the two people at the heart of the Boston Marian Conference were Jesus and Mary. Guided by prayerful discernment, the conference held Nov. 13-14 at the Marriott Quincy Hotel was coordinated by Totally Yours Pilgrimages, a company founded by Guy Murphy. The Chicago-based company coordinates pilgrimages to many locations, but, in 2001, they also began holding conferences, which allow more people to participate because they save the time and expense of travel.

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  • Healy and Ruffin Awards presented at cathedral

    BOSTON -- Continuing the tradition of celebrating those who have served the archdiocese's Black Catholic community, the Bishop James Augustine Healy Award and Robert Leo Ruffin Award were presented during a Vespers service at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on Nov. 13.

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  • Order of Malta presents awards at annual Mass

    How do we serve? As Catholics, we all must ask ourselves that question. How do we use our God-given gifts in service to the Lord and one another? Two members of the Order of Malta Boston Area were honored recently for the ways in which they have answered. Karen Deane and Damien DeVasto received, respectively, the Forgetful of Myself Award and the Bishop Fitzpatrick Award at the Boston Area's Annual Fall Mass and Dinner.

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    Last Friday, I was happy to participate in a Come and See vocations retreat with 12 men, held at St. John's Seminary and St. John the Baptist in Quincy. I gave the men a talk, and afterward, we had a question-and-answer session that went for about an hour-and-half. It was a very good exchange, and I was very impressed by the interest of these young men in learning more about vocation and the life of discipleship.

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  • Pandemic experience inspires Boston Cathedral Singers' first album

    BOSTON -- While the coronavirus pandemic prevented many types of artistic and community activities, it also bore unexpected blessings as people found creative ways to adapt and continue their work. This was the case for Richard J. Clark and the Boston Cathedral Singers, who recently released their first album, "From the Bell Tower," named for the space that served as their "artistic refuge" during the pandemic.

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    Last Thursday, I was very happy to participate in the virtual Adopt-a-Student celebration held for Cathedral High School. We are happy that they were so successful in raising scholarships for the students at Cathedral High, which is doing a spectacular job of forming inner-city children. For the last 15 years now, they have had a 100 percent graduation rate, and 85 percent go on to graduate from four-year colleges.

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